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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Coffee Shop
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“The place that started the third-wave coffee craze. They pull a great shot of espresso and don't have the hoity-toity attitude so many other fancy places have. Free wifi, as well.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This is a hearty, northwest restaurant with a great brunch and a solid dinner. Oysters on the half. Cocktails. Nuff said. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Street Food Gathering
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“Food carts representing many different Latin American countries. Check out Tierra Del Sol and the indoor bar.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Authentic french bakery and restaurant with outdoor seating option, wonderful service and staff. Wait times are reasonable. Note, on busy days it feels crowded inside with several tables in close proximity.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great bar for live music. Generally of the country/folk/bluegrass persuasion. Also great food carts just outside the door. Recommended!”
  • 66 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Hood River brewery with this offshoot in Portland. They do legit New Haven style pizza here. They brew their own sodas too. Great family-friendly service and outside seating. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“My favorite breakfast cafe in the Woodstock district. A wide variety of gourmet foods and all bread made in house.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
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“Famous sausages and meat market. They have an outdoor grill and several picnic benches”
  • 35 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Argued to be in the top 5 best burgers in Portland. great toppings and good drinks. casual atmosphere.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“Cartlandia is a great place to try out some of the best food carts in Portland”
  • 30 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“The Delta is one of this places that I fell in love with 20+ years ago. I was young and thought everything about it was so cool. It was also the first time I had had collard greens. Fast forward 20+ years and I still love it. It's a locals kind of place with southern food. It has a bar with great drinks. I would never write home that it is thee best southern food, but I have always really liked the food and enjoyed the atmosphere. It is comfortable and down to earth while being good.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Local coffeehouse opens early for baked goods & cafe standards made from local ingredients.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Super tasty ice cream! They have so many fun flavors, too! Ask for Rachelle!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Good coffee and nice place to work. Even when it's busy it doesn't feel like it's crowded or loud. Their syrups are on the sweeter side. Pro-tip: There's also a Tasty n Daughters here, which is a great place to indulge in New American cuisine foods.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“ Kind of a dive, but the best kind. We love the burgers here and the crowd is always interesting. 21+ only. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our local pod has some great carts (fish and chips, arepas, bbq, and tons more), and a bar with cozy indoor seating, and a covered patio. Thirsty Thursday is a favorite. ”
  • 24 locals recommend